UK sheepmeat production increases by 10% to 25,200t in October
Darren Carty
While production rose significantly compared with September levels, it remains below the five-year trend and reflects slower drafting of lambs this season.
30 November 2023 News
Knackery operators set to strike over rendering costs
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that animal collections from farms will be suspended on Friday 1 December.
30 November 2023 News
Over 800 cattle and sheep tested in Ireland for bluetongue
The Department reminds susceptible livestock owners to remain vigilant for signs of bluetongue disease.
Farm incomes to rebound in 2024
On average, Irish milk prices are projected to improve by 10% in 2024 compared to 2023.
29 November 2023 News
NI Vet Corner: optimising performance when finishing lambs
Matthew Wright looks at some of the key issues to note when finishing store lambs.
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Hips Don't Lie shakes up Royal Ulster Beef and Lamb Championships
Shanon Kinahan has all the results from the Royal Ulster Beef and Lamb Championships.
29 November 2023 Pedigree
Inisbofin Island farmers up in arms over land parcel slippage
Sheep and suckler farmer on the island Henry Kenny said that issues with incorrect boundaries on maps are going back as far as area aid.
29 November 2023 News
Significant drop in annual beef kill
There has been a marked drop in the number of cattle processed in 2023 at NI factories, but more sheep have been processed.
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Sheep mart prices: prices ease €1 to €4/head with agents more cautious
Factory agents have been more coy in recent days on the back of prices falling by 10c/kg.
29 November 2023 Markets
Sheep Trends: lower demand blamed for 10c/kg cut
Factory procurement managers cite a temporary reduction in demand as weakening their competitiveness in export markets, but hope that demand will quickly recover.
29 November 2023 Markets
NI Trends: improved demand sharpens beef trade; lamb prices rock solid
There is more life in the cattle trade across Northern Ireland this week, with lamb prices holding firm.
29 November 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: big demand for butchers' lambs in Dowra
Adam Woods reports from last Friday’s weekly sheep sale in Dowra Mart in Co Cavan.
29 November 2023 Markets